Jeannette Barnes


Pineville, LA
Louisiana US

Author's Bio

Born in New London, CT, April 11, 1956; grew up in Virginia and Trinidad, British West Indies. Studied at The Colorado College, Bread Loaf, B.A. in English from University of West Florida, Master of Library Information Studies from the University of Alabama. Taught English as a Second Language for 4 years on Okinawa, Japan. Friends call her The Resourceress. Lifelong rider who delights in working and schooling Andalusian and Lipizzanner horses.

Formerly an academic department head, now proudly serving as Patient Medical Librarian for the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Alexandria. Yes, I truly do work for the Library at Alexandria.

Publications & Prizes

Poetry: (, 2010)
Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (Backwaters Press, 2010)
Poetry: An Introduction (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009)
The Bedford Introduction to Literature (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009)
Poetry: An Introduction (Bedford Books, 2003)
Pushcart Prize Anthology (Pushcart Press, 2002)
Spikenard (Main Street Rag, 2005)
Alligator Juniper
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Georgia State University Review
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Nebraska Review
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Potomac Review
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Yankee Magazine
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Winner of a Pushcart Prize, the William Stafford Award, the Princemere Prize, the Nebraska Award in Poetry, the Evelyn Bridges Prize, Virginia Poetry Society's Edgar Allan Poe Award, finalist for the Nimrod/Hardiman Prize, the Guy Owen Poetry Award, Joy Bale Boone Award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Alexandria by Lindsey Davis

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Identifies as: 
Celtic American, Scandinavian American
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Born in: 
New London
Raised in: 
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
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Last update: Aug 05, 2009